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child w/foot pain during the night

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  • Posted By: dmarie0723
  • May 17, 2007
  • 10:57 AM

Periodically, for the past year, my almost six year old son wakes up in the night sobbing from foot pain. This seems to happen in streaks - several nights in a row for a week or so, then not again for several more weeks. He says the tops and sides of his feet hurt.

I do think he is in genuine pain and have checked his shoes & toenails. When it is happening, I give him some ibuprofen and massage his feet until he falls asleep again. However, this has occasionally taken 45 minutes or longer of him just crying in pain.

He has a very good diet & gets plenty of exercise. He takes a daily vitamin and 1.5 mg. Tenex daily. I do believe the foot pain was a problem before we started the Tenex. I also don't think this is an attention seeking behavior or "growing pains."

Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks.

-dmarie0723

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  • Try multi-mineral by Genestra. My son started complaining about both his big toe hurting, especially in the middle of the night at age 2.5. This happened on and off. The pain got worse and worse and at age 4 it became so severe that he would wake up at least 3 or 4 times asking me to squeeze his big toe as hard as I can just to numb his pain. I tried Tylenol but it didn't really work. I brought him to two paediatricians. One of them said he was making it up and the other said it could be growing pains. I finally asked my naturopath and she prescribed him a multi-mineral called Colloidal Multi Mins Liquid by Genestra. http://www.rockwellnutrition-canada.com/Colloidal-Multi-Mins-Liquid-by-Genestra_p_218.html. It worked! That night, he woke up only 2 times. The next night, the pain went away! I gave it to him for another couple of weeks. After two months later, he started feeling the pain again. I gave it to him and again the pain went away. Hope this helps!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 28, 2015
    • 03:08 AM
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  • Try child multi-mineral by Genestra. My son started complaining about both his big toe hurting, especially in the middle of the night at age 2.5. This happened on and off. The pain got worse and worse and at age 4 it became so severe that he would wake up at least 3 or 4 times asking me to squeeze his big toe as hard as I can just to numb his pain. I tried Tylenol but it didn't really work. I brought him to two paediatricians. One of them said he was making it up and the other said it could be growing pains. I finally asked my naturopath and she prescribed him a multi-mineral called Colloidal Multi Mins Liquid by Genestra. http://www.rockwellnutrition-canada.com/Colloidal-Multi-Mins-Liquid-by-Genestra_p_218.html. It worked! That night, he woke up only 2 times. The next night, the pain went away! I gave it to him for another couple of weeks. After two months later, he started feeling the pain again. I gave it to him and again the pain went away. Hope this helps!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 28, 2015
    • 03:09 AM
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  • My son is going on 6 years old and has had leg pain for the last 2 years. I had it as a kid too so j believe him. It wakes him up out of sleep and he cries in agony. It only happens at night. I came online Cuz tonight for the first time he cried so hard and said the bottoms of his feet hurt. He was in so much pain he threw up. Anybody find anything ?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 24, 2015
    • 06:26 AM
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